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Wow, that was awesome! I have been playing with the idea of purchasing your course and the weekly videos, and now I’m convinced that it will be worth it! I’ve been wanting to play with clay for awhile, but am a little afraid of it. I SO want to make some of the flower canes to make the trumpet flower beads. Thanks! ~Joyce-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Tear Drop Quick Skinner Blend

Just like Peggy said in a previous comment I had been looking around here for quite awhile, not realizing there is so much more for you when you really join. So I joined only a few days ago, and like Peggy I found Cindy to be on top of everything and couldn’t do enough for me, and yes I feel I have found a like minded friend in Cindy. As you say Peggy I don’t know when she sleeps, because as soon as I had emailed her she has come back with a reply which I needed to know about even tho we are in different time zones. How she does it all I don’t know I am so glad I have joined and have already made use of the content I have in my paid for videos. I have a Makins Extruder and am having fun with it as I had only used it warily before now I’ve got beautiful mod canes I didn’t know I could do. I have been Polying for about 4 yrs on and off , but being here has made me want to focus on becoming really good at what I do and with Cindy’s on going tutoring I sure will. It is so much better to see the videos and see how someone else does things. Thank you Cindy for being who you are and having such a passion for Poly clay and inspiring so many people. Keep up the good work I cant wait to get to the computer every day now. From another Aussie down under Madly passionate Polymer Clayist. Thank you Cindy. ~Elizabeth-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads How To Videos

Wow, the tuts have helped. I wanted to do advanced things with PC and had absolutely no knowledge of how to work with the stuff. I had just started experimenting on my own and was trying to watch youtube videos but I have found everything I need in this one location and for a reasonable price. The books aren’t very clear and the videos on youtube are hit and miss. I took the beginner course from Cindy and will now start viewing the library videos as well. Still need to mix colors better. Thanks for all the nice comments. Thanks! ~Lorrie-A >> This comment was originally posted here: Craft Glue for Polymer Clay

I’m thrilled to have found your course! I had played with polymer clay for a short time a few years ago but set it aside. Your course has helped to ignite a passion, and I’m very grateful for the work you put into it, along with your blog and your library. You see, I had a stroke in 2001. I’m okay physically, but the depression can really get in the way. One day in February was unusually warm, and I decided to go out and run a few errands (which is sometimes difficult when depression rears its head). I stopped by our local Barnes and Noble to have a cup of coffee at the café, and of course I had to find a magazine to read while enjoying the coffee. PolymerCAFE jumped out at me. Reading it caused me to feel something I hadn’t experienced in a long time – enjoyment! When I got home, I googled polymer clay, and found your course. Cindy, I’m hooked! I’m a rank amateur, but the passion is there. This feeling – being passionate about something – is one I haven’t experienced in many years, and your work has played a big part. I simply cannot thank you enough. Serendipity is always such a wonderful surprise, and that’s what happened – the warm weather, the magazine, your course. I never expected any of them, but together they have set me on a course that I’m thoroughly enjoying. What I love about your course (and your library videos) is your wonderful down-to-earth, chatting-with-a-friend attitude. Your depth of knowledge comes through, but it’s in a quiet way that I appreciate. It leaves me feeling encouraged, not intimidated (as many experts often make me feel). Thank you so much for being there! ~Linda-D >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beads

The fruits of all your efforts are definitely paying huge dividends for the PC community. Fridays especially have me going to the computer very early with excited anticipation. ~MJ >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Color Recipes

Cindy I love all the styles you come up with and they all seem to resonate with me, as with your reader/fans. I want to do it all and am constantly looking for new ideas and methods for my beads. They don’t have to be fancy or difficult, just different and fun! To create one’s own style can put you in a box, and I am always looking outside the box to find that different twist, to an already used or not concept. Curiosity, Research. and just awesome imagination is what it is all about! You Rock! and we all get to Rock along with you. Thank you for your dedication and wonderful sense of humor. I wake up each morning wondering what you will come up with today. Miss you on the weekends. LOL I always feel like you are my New Best Friend and I know you so well. Thank you for being you! ~Beverly-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Bead Style

Cindy, this is such a wonderful post, I was really touched. It is because of talented people like you who take the time to teach us and continue to explore, that I have been able to grow as an artist and professional crafter. Thank you! ~Shannon-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Etsy Shop Success Story

This website is the real deal… Cindy and her husband Doug go out of their way to ensure we have a positive experience, and get an amazing deal for our money. You can ask questions and read about upcoming videos (or past ones!) here at the blog. There’s a search box at the top of each page… helps to find information. Just about every subject has been touched-on at least once! This ‘community’ has become pretty close over the past couple years, so occasionally you will find comments of a personal nature. For example, when someone has a surgery, or a ‘big’ anniversary. There’s also “polymer clay humor” sometimes. ~Phaedrakat >> This comment was originally posted here: Learn How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

Hi Cindy. Geesh I’m all blushing and stuff that you used my comments in this article. Thank you. But every word I wrote is the truth. If I was asked right now what tools you would need to get started in polymer clay? I would have to say that besides the pasta machine and some clay. The best tool you could have, and the best value for your money, would be a membership to the Polymer Clay Tutor and your wonderful tutorial library. I cant say it enough. Where were you 20 years ago when I started with this stuff? LOL. You’ve even taught this “old dog” a few tricks. Gotta love that! XOXO ~Jamie-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Bead Making How To Videos

OMG!!! I cannot believe someone would make that comment. Your work and videos are high quality and I am sure they take a LOT of time to make. Maybe she was looking for step by step directions but so much of that is already out there. Your techniques such as pinching the cane over the end of a paint brush or use of bugle bead in the middle of a mobius bead are not out there. And, you are posting DAILY, not weekly or month. Your daily blog articles are always high quality, not something thrown together and always get me thinking in a different direction.  I am so sorry someone sent that feedback. Really, how much more could you offer!!!! ~Anna-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Beads Beading Polymer Clay

Thank you Cindy for your dedication to us. And hey, you dear “fence sitters” come and join us. You will be amazed and what you receive for a mere $3.32 per month. There has never been a question that Cindy has not answered for me, promise. ~Debbie-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Meet Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Artist

I love your videos Cindy. You probably don’t hear that enough. I used to send out Microsoft Office tips every month and I would get maybe one comment every 4 months. I would hear from the same people all the time. It would have been nice to know if people liked or used the tips. I’m sure I will be using yours. Thanks from Visalia, CA ~Janet-A >> This comment was originally posted here: Making Lentil Beads

Still learning every day.You keep me on my toes! I did not know how to use your search mode. Thank you for the info. ~Louise-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Blog

Hi Cindy! It’s hard to keep up with you, you are publishing one article per day :)). I think that your site will become soon a real polymer clay encyclopedia. I enjoyed a lot the pictures of your crackled faux raku beads, they must be wonderful to touch. And the gingham lentil is just beautiful, I’ve made that kind of cane some time ago, the pattern is called a Vichy cane on the French blogs. I’ve never thought of using it on a lentil though. Regarding the cube beads… I have made very few until now, they seem quite difficult to mix in a necklace or it’s me who don’t have the skills. Otherwise I like to make square canes and there’s nothing more appropriate than a square cane for a cube bead. The more complicated bead shape are lovely but time-consuming, especially the sculpted ones. So I mainly stick with the round beads and lately with some tubes. I don’t know about which kind of beads I would like to read more, all you’re writing is always very useful. ~Squash >> This comment was originally posted here: Square Cube Beads

A great thing about  these videos and comments (well, one of the great things) is that you can get answers from the other commenters as well as Cindy. I always look forward to getting that email each week that tells me there’s a video and blogs to read. ~Freda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Pattern Backgrounds

Hello. OMG it is so nice to meet you. I have visited alot of sites and I have to say, I think this will become my new favorite. I absolutely love your site. ~Sherry-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Craft Spray Fixative for Polymer Clay

Cindy, Thanks SO MUCH for ALL of your tutorials, color cards, tips, ideas and feedback to other members! I have learned so much in the past few months and have you to thank! Continued success! I’ll be a member for a very long time! I’m off to make some rocks! ~Cheryl-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Pebble Beads

Just finished watching this video for the third time. I am still learning new things! Watching Cindy work reminds me of watching the old black and white Julia Childs’ French Cooking TV series from PBS/Boston. With Julia and Cindy, they show the good, the bad, and the ugly, as it happens live. It just comforts me so much to watch experts have similar problems to mine, and to watch them work it out to a beautiful finish. You could have edited the video to leave out some of the metal foil sticking to the rollers or how difficult the transparent clay was to remove from the paper backing. But by leaving it in, it adds so much more. It gives me confidence. You have beautiful hands Cindy, and I love the way you pronounce “clay.” LOL! ~Jocelyn-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

I think this is just about the best advertisement you could get Cindy! I agree with Laurel that I have learned so much from your lessons. I haven’t tried the image transfer yet but have all the materials to do it. Now if I could just figure out how to add a few more hours to my day. ~Arlene-H >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Image Transfers

I love your online videos and look forward to them every week. There is no way that I wouldn’t renew my membership. Look forward to future postings and new ideas. Apart from more caning advice which will be covered in upcoming courses, (that I would definitely buy) I would love to learn how to make more flowers in the future. I love the flower jewellery of the 40’s and 50’s, especially the vintage Japan and West Germany beads and necklaces.I think if you know basic technique then you can experiment and perfect a certain style. I am definitely learning techniques from you and am successful at the new things that I am learning. That is a testament to a very good teacher. So thanks again- all the best. ~Cara-L >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Stone Beads

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